ACC consolidates cyber support across enterprise

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  • By Master Sgt. Daryl Knee
  • Air Combat Command Public Affairs

The Air Force Network Integration Center is re-designated as the Headquarters Cyberspace Capabilities Center (CCC).

Air Combat Command leadership decided to consolidate functions from multiple organizations in the Air Force that plan, execute, design, acquire, modernize, mitigate and operate within the cyber domain.

“Air Force cyber capabilities are intertwined with the intelligence, command and control, air superiority, personnel recovery, and precision attack missions that we are responsible for,” said Gen. Mike Holmes, the commander of ACC. “This move streamlines how the Air Force presents forces to joint commanders, and it improves our ability to integrate cyber and air operations to improve our effectiveness in multiple domains.”

The redesignation will streamline the operations of AFNIC, the ACC Cyberspace Support Squadron and the 38th Cyberspace Readiness Squadron. With the redesignation, the new CCC will attain a unity of effort that will address inconsistent functions and task alignments across cyber organizations; scalability of resources to meet operational needs; prioritization of demand via multiple requirements processes; and clear delineation of enterprise IT roles from cyber operation missions and non-IT services.

“Simply put, the CCC will provide future opportunities to enhance how the Air Force provides Enterprise Information Technology capabilities and will better support and develop Airmen working in this mission set,” said Brig. Gen. Chad Raduege, director of Cyberspace and Information Dominance.

ACC accepted cyber responsibilities in the summer of 2018 and had been making strides to foster innovation and integrate cyber functions to better support combatant commander requests for forces. The Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force directed the realignment to ACC to help the service support the National Defense Strategy’s goal of preparing for a future high-end fight.

As the CCC moves toward full operational capability, its priorities will be to eliminate redundant processes and synchronize enterprise requirements across the service.